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Brown, David

Professor, Philosophy
School of Humanities - Philosophy

Butler Hall 100
(636) 949 4411

Course Information

Term Course Course Name

FA SEM 16 PHL 10200 H1 HON Honors Moral Life: A Study in Ethics (GE-Phl-Rel)
FA SEM 16 PHL 10200 LST1  Moral Life: A Study in Ethics (GE-Phl-Rel)
FA SEM 16 PHL 21500 11  Traditional Logic (GE-Phl-Rel)
FA SEM 16 PHL 30000 12  The Natural Law (GE-Phl-Rel)
SP SEM 17 PHL 14000 11  Philosophy of Love (GE-Phl-Rel)
SP SEM 17 PHL 21600 11  Modern Symbolic Logic (GE-Math)
SP SEM 17 PHL 35500 11  Epistemology

Educational and Professional Experience


Ph.D. University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario). Dissertation: “The Moral Sense in Hume’s Treatise and Cicero’s De Officiis”. Supervisor: Joseph M. Boyle, Jr. November 2006.

M.A. University of Houston (Houston, Texas). June 1993.

Field of Study: Philosophy.

B.A. (magna cum laude). Gordon College (Wenham, Massachusetts).

May 1991.

Field of Study: Philosophy.



Teaching Experience:

University (St. Charles, MO). Fall 2000-Current.

Philosophy Chair 2001-current, Associate Professor 2004- current, Assistant Professor 2000-2004, Honors Faculty 2000-current

Drury University (Springfield, MO). 1997-2000.
Lester L. Cox College of Nursing and Health Sciences (Springfield, MO). 1999-2000.
University of Toronto (Toronto, ON). 1995.

Selected Publications

Cicero’s De Officiis,” The Literary Encyclopedia (, 2013).

“Reasoning Down the Rabbit-Hole: Logical Lessons in Wonderland,” Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy: Curiouser and Curiouser, ed. Richard Brian Davis (John Wiley & Sons, 2010)

“A Puzzle for Particulars?” with Richard Davis. Axiomathes, March 2008 (vol. 18, no. 1), pp. 49-65.

“Cicero’s De Officiis: Ancient Ethics for (Post-) Modern Times,” Teaching Philosophy, June 2002, pp. 151-159.

“James Fodor’s Christian Theory of Truth: Is it Christian?” (with Richard Davis). The Heythrop Journal, October 2000, pp. 436-448 (see correction of authorship in January 2001, p. 131).

“Patricia Kitcher and Kant’s ‘Real Self’”. Southwest Philosophy Review, January 1997 (vol. 13, no. 1), pp. 163-174.

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